An experienced team of soul-stretching yogis guides bodies into soothing formations with a seven-day schedule of various class styles for all skill levels. Newcomers can reach a state of tranquility typically reserved for Walt Whitman's pet dove during the Slow Flow class, which unites controlled breathing, proper alignment, and meditation techniques in a balanced trifecta of peaceful bliss. Ashtanga Blend sessions throw a spiritual curve ball to shake regular students out of their normal yoga routines, exploring different posture groups during a flowing one-hour practice. Advanced students in the Power Vinyasa class submerse themselves in a sultry labyrinth of creative, challenging techniques, for which strenuous exertion and high-energy muscle movements are the keys to survival. From the moment students arrive at the center’s colorful, gated garden, they can immediately hear the soft rippling of fairies holding hoop-dance classes.
Licensed massage therapist Jack Schmitt has combined informed touch therapy, neuromuscular therapy, structural integration, and movement awareness techniques for a special form of bodywork he calls fusion therapy. Fusion therapy is a multidisciplinary approach that allows Jack to tailor each massage to the individual's needs, and tackle their source of tension as well as its symptoms. Clients may also solicit Jack's expertise for a traditional deep-tissue massage, or an energy-based healing session.
Suna of Suna Salon & Spa has culled beauty secrets from all over the world, holding aesthetic licenses in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States. She voyaged from the shores of Istanbul to the wild, unexfoliated beaches of America 25 years ago to establish her first salon. Over the decades, Suna has gathered around her an elite team of beauticians with a range of expertise and an arsenal of quality products.
Her staff brightens nail treatments with Shellac and OPI polishes and deepens massages with hot stones. Stylists keep cranial shrubs in tiptop shape with Schwarzkopf Igora hair color and conditioning products from Moroccanoil. Suna herself specializes in threading, the ancient Middle Eastern art of removing hair with nothing but a strand of cotton and an elaborate system of cantilevers.
For owner Holly Sharpe, pampering clients is more than just making someone look good. "I love more than anything that I can turn someone's day around by helping them to relax and let go of the stresses of daily life..." she says. At Shore Rejuvenation Day Spa, she taps into this compassionate drive, as well as her extensive training, to perform a wide range of aesthetic services, including hydrating facials, seaweed wraps, waxing, and eyelash tinting. Even though she's created a soothing environment inside the spa, she also offers mobile services for clients.
Before each appointment, BU Salon's staff helps clients decompress by serving them a glass of wine or a cup of tea. After guests settle in, a hairstylist, aesthetician, massage therapist, or nail technician leads them away toward their booked service—perhaps having their eyes accentuated with a set of Xtreme Lashes extensions or maybe a cut and style with Kérastase products. The studio envelops visitors in a light, breezy atmosphere where floors of antique-looking wood and terra-cotta tiles hold up free-standing mirrors and modern salon chairs. As one of the few retailers of Jamie Jewellery London, the salon also houses a collection of adornments popular with celebrities such as Kyle Minogue and Sienna Miller.
Licensed aesthetician and certified lashtician Connie prides herself on her ability to make synthetic lashes blend undetectably with natural lash lines. At Lash Luscious, she gently applies strands with an adhesive that holds on for up to five weeks. Patrons can extend the life of their glamorous looks by gently caring for their extensions and by returning for a fill-in every few weeks.